Kinnaman first caught the attention of Hollywood studies following his work in Swedish author Jens Lapidus’ thriller Snabba cash (Easy Money).
Now he has nabbed a lead role in American romantic comedy called Lola Versus, set to start production later this month, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In the film, Kinnaman replaces Orlando Bloom as lead character Lola’s tattooed artist boyfriend sending her reeling as he ditches her three weeks before the wedding.
In the wake of his Snabba Cash success, Kinnaman had set his sights on a career in Hollywood.
Soon he was signed by an American agent and was cast as Detective Stephen Holding in American TV series The Killing, which proved a hit with both critics and audiences and was recently renewed for a second season.
Kinnaman’s upcoming role in Lola Versus isn’t his first appearance in an American feature film.
The Swede has recently completed production on Safe House, a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, in which Kinnaman was reunited with his Snabba cash director Daniel Espinosa.
In 2010 Kinnaman was cast in American thriller The Darkest Hour, a 3D science fiction movie, which began filming in Moscow in 2010 and is expected to hit the screens at Christmas 2011.
While working on the sequel to Snabba Cash, Kinnaman can also be seen in David Fincher’s US version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which will open in cinemas in the US in December 2011.
Kinnaman, who is the brother of Swedish actress Melinda Kinnaman and had a successful Swedish acting career before making it in Hollywood, is bi-lingual by birth with a dual citizenship as his father is from the US.
He had had his sights set on the US market for some time.
“But I definitely don’t feel that I have to take anything just because it is the US. I am still young in my artistry and must dare doing things where I risk to fail. It is when everything could fall to pieces that I perform the best,” he said in an interview with news agency TT last year.